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What Seasoned Freelancers Wish They Knew When Starting Out

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January 11, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

When I started writing the “Get Paid to Write” Freelance Writing Online Course this summer, I asked a few freelance friends to fill out a Survey Monkey form to me to help me come up with a name for the course, what it should cost, as well as advice they wish they had when they… Read More

Freelance Advice: How to Set 2019 Goals

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January 8, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We’re into the second week of January and you probably considered a new year’s resolution or two by now. But have you determined your freelance business goals for the year? In order to make a goal be more likely to happen it should  be S.M.A.R.T. : Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. I’m still working… Read More

Freelance Advice: Things I Did Differently to Earn Six Figures

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December 31, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I earned about 30 percent more as a freelancer in  2018 than I did the year before. So, I thought it would be beneficial to look back and see what worked in order to earn more money writing, what didn’t, and what could  be improved in my freelance writing  business to help me reach new levels of… Read More

How Can Freelancers Make Six Figures a Year?

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December 11, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The question of how to make six figures freelance writing is a common one on Quora or Reddit message boards. I recently saw one user post: “What freelance / online skills can make me $100k per year?” and shared my answers there, so I thought it would be beneficial for my freelance writing blog readers learn the… Read More

6 Money Decisions to Make Before Going Full-Time Freelance

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November 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’d love for you to be able to make it as a full-time freelance writer, but before you take the leap and tell you’re entire office “I’m out,” consider these factors before quitting your full-time job to become a freelance writer. How much do you love writing? Are you willing to write all day, every… Read More

Time Management Tips from Ridiculously Organized Teen Athletes

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October 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Think you’ve got a jam-packed schedule and a mile-long to-do list? Try stepping into the shoes of a high school athlete for a week and you might pause before complaining about all of your responsibilities once you discover what they’re juggling. In this feature article I wrote for ESPN RISE’s Girl magazine a few years ago,… Read More

Here’s How Much Freelance Writers Are Getting Paid in 2018

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October 21, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

(Original guest post by Delaware-based freelance writer and editor, Carlett Spike.) It’s no secret that freelancers in our industry often struggle to make a living. Stories of editors ghosting writers and outlets taking far too long to pay for finished work is unfortunately a common tale. In 2017, I wrote a series of stories for… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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September 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what… Read More

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